Overall: 83 7/8 x 67 3/8 x 1/4 in. ( 213 x 171.1 x 0.6 cm )
enbroidered: first row, far left: "Grace" embroidered: first row, left of center: "M E Archer" embroidered: first row, right of center: "AMS" embroidered: first row, far right: "BWH" embroidered: second row, far left: monogram (indecipherable) embroi
Silk album quilt composed of twenty separate patchwork, appliquéd, painted, and embroidered blocks surrounded by plain brown border; plaid whole-cloth silk backing with machine-sewn diamond quilting.
This quilt was made as an engagement present for Frank Henry Platt (1852-1925) when he married Sarah Elizabeth Wiley (1855-1934) in 1877. Each of the twenty blocks was created by an individual maker from dress remnants, and the whole was assembled by Mr. Platt's sister, Miss Ella L. Platt (1844-1928). The square signed "Grace" was done by Mr. Platt's sister Grace Platt (1852-1925).
Gift of Miss Emilie L. Platt
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